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Grays Harbor Bearcats (2009 - Present)


Years of Operation: 2009


Overall Record:  9-4


First Game: June 6, 2009 vs King County Jaguars


First Win: June 6, 2009 vs King County Jaguars


Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

North American Football League Northwest (2009)



Team Headquarters:


Aberdeen, Washington

Owner: Don Orton, Chris Raffleson


General Manager: Don Orton


Coaches: Ted Hoiness, Jeremy McMillan, Dave Hinchen, Brad Russell, Ron Hoiness, Scott Oliver, Sandy Mosier, Ron Bennett, William Rabung, Paul Christensen


Home Field(s): Olympic Stadium, Aberdeen

Titles Won



Original Artwork for Bearcats when "owned" by Brandon Powell.







Jeff Gates, RB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Don Orton, OL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Noah Naipo, OL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Joel Brown, DL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Brandon Johnson, DB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Bryce Ogren, PK (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Robby Lisle, KR (2009-NAFL West 1st)

David Evans, QB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Jeremy Walker, WR (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Joe Winther, TE (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Matthew Barrie, OL (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Daniel Brown, LB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Jake Early, DB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)



After fruitless seasons playing with the Washington Cavaliers, Don Orton, Chris Raffleson, and a number of former Cavs left to form the Bearcats.


The 'Cats combed the harbor area for the best coaches and high school players they could find and placed their entry into the NAFL Northwest Division playing it's second season.  The Bearcats won their season opener against a sliding King County Jaguar team 29-0 and winning an overtime matchup with the Snohomish County Vikings.  Opening the NAFL season, Grays Harbor defeated the Portland Raiders who a week earlier squeaked out a victory against many of the Bearcats former team in the Cavaliers.


The high riding 'Cats were 5-0 until they Southern Oregon Renegades brought them crashing down with a 47-0 thumping on July 25.  It was the first of 3 losses to the Renegades including a playoff ouster on Oct 10 that ended the Bearcats season.


In an early season contest for 2010, the Bearcats traveled "over the hill" to take on the WFL Yakima Mavericks.  The Bearcats proved they could hang with Eastern Washington's top teams winning 26-23.

2009 Schedule/Results (9-4):

June 6 - King County Jaguars


June 13 @ Snohomish County Vikings 26-20OT
June 27 @ Portland Raiders 21-7
July 11 - Langley Longhorns W FFT
July 11- Washington Cavaliers 36-14
July 18 @ East County Blackshirts 15-7
July 25 @ Southern Oregon Renegades 0-47
Aug 1 - Yakima Mavericks 31-13
Aug 8 - Portland Raiders 30-7
Aug 22 - West Sound Saints 48-12
Sept 12 @ Yakima Mavericks W FFT
Sept 19 - Southern Oregon Renegades 3-6
Sept 25 - East County Blackshirts 31-6
Oct 3 @ Renton Ravens ^ 3-20
  ^ FWFA Northwest Bowl  
Oct 10 @ Southern Oregon Renegades * 13-20
2010 Schedule/Results (6-5):  
May 8 @ Yakima Mavericks 26-23
June 5 - Eastside Xtreme 38-0
June 19 - Kitsap County Bears 32-29
June 26 - Bellingham Bulldogs 6-30
July 10 @ Portland Raiders 35-14
July 17 @ Eastside Xtreme W FFT
July 24 - Southern Oregon Renegades 0-13
July 31 @ Kitsap County Bears 15-25
Aug 7 @ Bellingham Bulldogs 10-28
Aug 14 - Portland Raiders 57-18
Aug 21 @ Southern Oregon Renegades 24-3
Sep 18 @ Kitsap County Bears * 20-28


*NAFL Playoffs


**NAFL Championship




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